Here are some photos of LeAnn Rimes performing at the Country To Country concert event in London a few weeks ago. I never got around to publishing these because they came in too late, but they work perfectly in this post. LeAnn’s new album, Spitfire, comes out next week in England, and it comes out in America the second week of April. I was imagining a larger onslaught of press and tour dates and special concerts surrounding her album drop, but there really hasn’t been that much. Maybe that’s because LeAnn was “promoting” this album for the past six months and everybody’s already tired of it. Or maybe it’s because LeAnn doesn’t want to fly all over the place to do some huge press tour because she thinks that as soon as she leaves Eddie at home, he’ll pick up the phone and punch in 1-800-DIAL-A-HO?
LEANN RIMES is putting her career on hold because she’s terrified her marriage is in jeopardy. The 30-year-old singer, who burst onto the country music scene with the No. 1 hit “Blue” when she was just 13, has only three concerts scheduled for the busy summer touring season – and friends say it’s because she’s afraid to leave her hubby, Eddie Cibrian, home alone.
“Summer is prime time for country singers to go out and play the festival and fair circuits, and LeAnn is giving up a fortune by not touring,” said a friend. “She gets $75,000 a show, so she could easily make $2 million or more this summer. LeAnn is in demand as much as ever, but she turns down almost everything she’s offered. She says Eddie doesn’t like to go on the road with her, so she stays home.”
Pals point out that LeAnn has been a stressed-out mess since marrying TV actor Eddie, 39, in April 2011. The couple came under fire for hooking up while both were married to other people, and she was blasted in a bestselling tell-all by Eddie’s ex, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville.
Making matters worse, both Brandi and sexy waitress Scheana Marie Jancon say that they were involved with Eddie AFTER he started his affair with LeAnn. Considering those revelations, it’s no wonder LeAnn entered a treatment facility last August for anxiety and stress. And now she’s telling friends her mental health and her marriage are more important to her than singing.
“LeAnn is worried about hitting the road and leaving Eddie to his own devices,” said another source. “Even after four years together, she’s not fully confident in their marriage. She knows how they started – with an affair – and she fears it could happen again.”
I’m here to tell LeAnn that her fears are completed founded and she has every reason to be concerned. Because she’s married to a dirty dog and if her instincts are telling her that he hasn’t changed, then her instincts are probably right on the money. But! I do question this report for one little reason: “LeAnn is in demand as much as ever, but she turns down almost everything she’s offered.” O RLY? I mean, I’m sure LeAnn still gets some offers to take part in country music festivals and maybe the odd one-off private performance, but let’s not pretend that she’s Mariah Carey or something. It’s a double-edged sword for LeAnn – she needs to make money so she can keep Eddie in the lap of luxury (lest he leave her for not providing for him) AND she needs to keep him on Ho Watch lest his dong wander away with the first cocktail waitress with bolt-ons he sees. It’s like Sophie’s Choice!!!!!! Only it’s about wandering dongs, hoes and kept men.
PS… Gossip Cop claims LeAnn & Eddie are pitching a reality show about their lives and trying to get pregnant and all of their drama. HAHAHA.
Photos courtesy of WENN.